4 OGWs of Hizbul Mujahideen held in Rajouri with 1 Lakh Hawala Money

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Four Over Ground Workers (OGWs) of Hizbul Mujahideen militant outfit, who were involved in a Hawala racket in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, have been booked and detained under Public Safety Act (PSA) today, a senior police officer said.

All these were associated with Hizbul Mujahideen outfit and have been lidged in Central Jail Kot Bhalwal in Jammu, SSP Rajouri Yougal Manhas said.

They are Sajjad Ahmed Malla son of Shakeel Ahmed Malla resident of Maldera Tehsil Chetragam District Shopian, MohdArif son of MohdYousif resident of KotliBagla, District Rajouri, Khurshid Ahmed Thokar @ Tujmal son of GhulamRasoolThokar resident of Hiffkuri, Tehsil Chatragam District Shopian and Ajaz Ahmed Sofi @ Ghazi Baba son of Ghulam Ahmed Sofi resident of Bun Bazar Batapora, District Shopian.

A dossier in this regard was submitted before District Magistrate Rajouri by the SSP Rajouri and the district magistrate issued order for booking them under PSA.

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These OGWs were arrested by Rajouri Police along with Rs one lakh Hawala money meant for the supply to the militant outfit in Shopian district, for which a case stands registered, he said.

During investigation of the case, it has come to fore that these OGWs were in constant touch with Saddam Paddar and Zeenat-Ul-Islam, Commanders of HM outfit, who motivated them to visit Rajouri to bring Hawala money and made hideouts viz-a-viz motivate youths in a bid to revive militancy, SSP said.

However, before they could cause any damage in furtherance to their mission, the network of the OGWs was smashed by the Rajouri Police and all of them were arrested, he said.

Meanwhile, after order issued by District Magistrate Rajouri, all of them were detained under Public Safety Act by a police team.